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21/04/2002

Editor: Brian Gosling

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Welcome to this active site. Each week I am going to present to you an endgame position for you to solve or to workout the best continuation. Computer analysis will also be considered. Some of these positions will come from actual historical games. Others will be composed endgame studies, but all the solutions will be relevant to the practical game. The new position will occur each SUNDAY and I will always be pleased to receive POSITIVE feedback about the positions and the analysis and I will try to acknowledge these where relevant.

Thanks to Antonio Senatore,Olivier Scalbert, Gerard O'Reilly and Henryk Kalafut .
THIS WEEK

POSITION 237

White to play and WIN 

FORSYTH NOTATION:4b3/2n1k3/pp2p1p1/3pP1P1/1K1N4/P2B4/1PP5/8:


LAST WEEK, POSITION 236

Emilian Dobrescu, (1933- ).

Romanian Endgame Composer. Specialist in macro-economics. A former member of the Scientific Council of the National Institute of Economic Research in Romania. Published over 200 studies but some were jointly composed with composer Nestorescu.

Dobrescu, 1966

White to play and WIN  

 

FORSYTH NOTATION:5b2/8/k7/4p3/8/1K4Q1/8/3r4: 

In normal circumstances the Q v RBP ending is often an equal match but here White uses the powerful weapon of zugswang to achieve a winning position.

1.Qf3! Rb1+

2.Kc2! Rb8

3.Qc6+ Ka7

3...Ka5? 4.Kc3 Ba3 (4...e4 5.Qc7+ Rb6 6.Kc4 Bb4 7.Qa7+ Ra6 8.Qb7 Rb6 9.Qd5+ Ka4 10.Qd1+ Ka5 11.Qa1+ Ba3 12.Qxa3 wins) 5. Qd5+ Rb5 6.Qa8+ Kb6 7.Qxa3 wins) 5.Qc7+ Rb6 6.Kc4 Ka6 7.Qc8+ Rb7 8.Qxf8 wins;

4.Qc7+ Ka8

4...Rb7 5.Qa5+ Kb8 6.Qd8+ Ka7 7.Qxf8 wins;

5.Qd7! ....

Black is in zugszwang. Only the pawn can move.

5... e4

6.Qc6+ Ka7

7.Qc7+ Ka8

8.Qd7! e3

9.Kd3 Rb3+

10.Ke4 Rb4+

10...Rb8 11.Kf3 e2 12.Kxe2 Rb2+ 13.Kd3 Rb3+ 14.Kc4 Rb8 15.Kd5 Bh6 16.Qc6+ Ka7 17.Qxh6 with a win;

11.Kf3! Rb8

12.Qc6+ Ka7

13.Qc7+ Ka8

14.Qd7! e2

15.Kxe2 Rb2+

16.Kd3 Rb3+

17.Kd4 Rb4+

18.Kd5 WINS.

Black will soon lose material or be mated in the corner.

 

 

Anna Janczy Wins the Easter Competition.

Schachclub Leipzig-Gohlis (Melanie, Camen, Kristina, Franziska and Wilma) comes 2nd.

Congratulations in doing so well in this competition when some of the positions were quite tricky.

Gens Una Sumas.


Antonio Senatore
wins in March.

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